Yaama! Kia Ora! Aloha! Welcome!

This is photoyarn, a sharing of a research journey across Oceania.

Here, you will see, hear and feel our voices: 40 young women, all boarding as Indigenous high school students, in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and Hawai‘i.

Photoyarn is both the process and method that was used for this work. It is a new Indigenous research method that gives the students power and control to gather our own data, analyse this data, decide on the major themes and findings and finally, to share these findings. Indigenous students deserve a voice regarding boarding schooling today. This website is one way you can learn what it is like to be an Indigenous girl attending boarding school today.

This website contains the images and voices of Aboriginal, Māori and Kanaka Māoli women.

© 2019 photoyarn.